Russian football player “Ufa” Artem Samsonov spoke about problems with alcohol
Russian Ufa defender Artem Samsonov spoke about problems with alcohol. His words are quoted by Match TV.
The footballer said that he started drinking at the age of 17. “If you remember all the binges since then, you can simply collapse,” he emphasized. Samsonov added that his wife, who gave him an ultimatum, helped him get rid of his addiction.
The defender joined Ufa, which plays in the Second League, in September 2023. 34-year-old Samsonov gained fame for his performances for Torpedo Moscow from 2018 to 2023.
In August 2022, Russian mixed-style fighter (MMA) Alexander Shlemenko linked alcoholism in Russia with the death of the leader of the USSR government, Joseph Stalin. The athlete said that after the Great Patriotic War, the USSR was the most non-drinking country, but then the policy changed.
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